If you are a Bengali Cine-Lover, you should know that Paintings in the Dark is one of the finest recently made films that acclaimed success and praise all over the globe. Every actor did a fine job in the film but who can forget the character of Emmanuel, the blind painter and the leading actor in the film. Rashed Rahaman really brought life to the character. And without any wonder, his talent was acknowledged when he won several awards for the film like Best actor award at the Honour Film Festivals, Canada, and also at the Filmeraa Film Festival, Mumbai. We are certainly privileged to talk with the actor himself and ask some questions about his journey.
1. What inspired you to become an actor?
Rashed: If you ask me what motivates me to be an actor, then I must share a fun fact with you. Since childhood, I have been associated with a career where I can hypnotize people. And as you know that an actor also hypnotizes the audience with his acting skills on screen. This fact really encouraged me to be an actor.
2. How long have you been acting?
Rashed: I have been involved with acting since I was seven years old.
3. Are you happy with your career so far?
Rashed: Yes, I’m really happy with how my career shaped till now. I think it’s just the beginning and there is still a lot of work to be done.
4. What is the difference in your life since becoming a celebrity?
Rashed: I like to keep everything the same so not much has changed.
5. How do you prepare for a certain role or character?
Rashed: First I live the character myself and then try to get inside it.
6. What’s your dream role which you would love to play?
Rashed: I just started acting. So right now, I want to do all the characters offered to me.
7. Which actor and director you would love to join hands with in future?
Rashed: The director I’ve worked with recently (Satyajit Das) and also major directors like Srijit Mukherjee and Kaushik Ganguly.
8. If you were not an actor, what would you like to be?
Rashed: Acting is my passion. I don’t even want to think about anything else.
9. How is the person Rashed different from the actor Rashed?
Rashed: Actor Rashed makes people happy by acting on screen, and person Rashed Tries to minimize acting in real life and try to be as simple as possible.
10. Tell me something about your personal life?
Rashed: I usually stay with my parents in Cooch Behar, North Bengal. But right now, I am living in Kolkata for work.
Rashed: That time has not yet come. Just want to concentrate on my career right now.
12. When you are not working, what would you like to do?
Rashed: In my free time, I love to watch movies and also hang out with friends.
13. If you were God for a day, what changes would you make to the world?
Rashed: Give every girl a superpower which protects them from being raped.
14. Tell me something about your future projects?
Rashed: My upcoming ventures are “Golpe Mora Chupkotha” directed by Sayan Basu and a movie named Ravana is also coming soon.
15. A message for your fans.
Rashed: My fans are my strength. I don’t like to call them fans, they are my friends and close to my heart who always stand by me whether it’s a good time or bad.